A collective voice for literature and languages in Scotland

Philip Pullman at the Society of Authors Annual Awards at Army and Navy Club Pall Mall St James, London SW1. Photographer Adrian Pope

Philip Pullman at the Society of Authors Annual Awards at Army and Navy Club Pall Mall St James, London SW1. Photographer Adrian Pope

Society of Authors Writers’ Hustings panel featuring writer Daniel Hahn (Chair of SOA Management Committee) and MPs Chris Bryant, Hugh Small, Ed Vaizey and Martin Horwood (credit: Will Ireland)

Society of Authors Writers’ Hustings panel featuring writer Daniel Hahn (Chair of SOA Management Committee) and MPs Chris Bryant, Hugh Small, Ed Vaizey and Martin Horwood (credit: Will Ireland)

Society of Authors in Scotland

A non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, “to protect the rights and further the interests of authors”.

The Society of Authors in Scotland (SOAIS) has approx 580 members and is part of the UK Society of Authors, an independent trade union which exists to protect the rights and further the interests of authors. The committee is in close touch with both individual needs and the wider politics of publishing. SOAIS members are all published authors, encompassing every genre; they represent all stages, from writers starting their careers to the best known and critically acclaimed names in modern Scottish literature.

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